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The Himalayas Trek

  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Season: Autumn
  • Duration: 12 Days
  • Region: Asia
  • Type: Trekking
Spaces left: Available
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Season: Autumn
  • Duration: 12 Days
  • Region: Asia
  • Type: Trekking
About The Himalayas Trek

Trekking in the Himalayas should be high on everyone's bucket list! This 12 day expedition includes six days of trekking in the Indian Himalayas in warm weather with amazing scenery. Each day offers a new and exciting route as we pass through some beautiful hamlets, flower-filled pastures, mixed forest, waterfalls and streams.

The highlight of the trek is reaching the Kuari Pass (3,840m) where we will be rewarded by an impressive panoramic view. Your eyes will be drawn to the sweeping arc created by the incredible line-up of giant peaks: Chaukhamba (7,140m), Nilkantha (6,597m), Kamet (7,756m), Gauri Parbat (6,708m), Nanda Devi (7,817m), Bethartoli (6,352m) and Dunagiri (7,066m).

The region is one of the most culturally significant in India. We trek near the source of the Ganges, which is one of the world’s most famous rivers with huge religious and cultural significance in India. You will get the opportunity to meet plenty of friendly locals and learn about Himalayan culture and way of life.

As well as enjoying six fantastic days of trekking in India you will also have the opportunity to go white-water rafting and explore Rishikesh.

Why trek The Himalayas with Earth's Edge

100% Financial Protection – Earth’s Edge is Ireland’s only fully licensed (TA:0711) and financially bonded adventure travel company.

All our Himalayas treks are led by an experienced Irish guide and doctor who travel with the group from Dublin.

Our packages are inclusive of flights from Dublin, in-country transport, a full local guiding & support team, accommodation, all meals on the trek, trekking permits, a celebratory meal & an Earth's Edge softshell jacket.

Our 12 day itinerary includes six days trekking, one day of rafting & time to explore Rishikesh.

We use excellent local guides, cooks and support staff. We have a strict Responsible Travel Policy and ensure our local partners are treated fairly.

Training weekend – Meet an Earth's Edge expedition leader, an Earth's Edge expedition doctor and your fellow trekkers two months before departure. Our training weekend consists of a full brief and two hikes in Glendalough, Co. Wicklow.

We have a strict Leave No Trace policy and do everything we can to ensure we leave the trail as we found it. 

Our Himalayas Trek Itinerary & Costs

Day 1: Dublin to Delhi.
Depart Dublin on an overnight flight to Delhi.

Day 2: Delhi to Rishikesh (330m).
Arrive in Delhi in the early morning and take the train to Rishikesh.

Day 3: Rishikesh to Ghat (1,330m).
Drive from Rishikesh to Ghat.

Day 4: Ghat to Ghunni (2,550m), 6 hrs trekking.
Trek from Ghat to Ghunni.

Day 5: Ghunni to Sem Kharak (2,400m), 6 hrs trekking.
Trek from Ghunni to Sem Kharak.

Day 6: Sem Kharak to Pana (2,450m), 5 hrs trekking.
Trek from Sem Kharak to Pana.

Day 7: Pana to Dhakwani (3,341m), 6 hrs trekking.
Trek from Pana to Dhakwani.

Day 8: Dhakwani to Kuari Pass (3,840 m) to Khulara (3,180 m), 5 hrs trekking.
Trek from Dhakwani over the Kuari Pass to reach Khulara.

Day 9: Khulara to Pipalkoti (1,330m), 5 hrs trekking.
Trek to Tapovan and then drive to Pipalkoti.

Day 10: Pipalkoti to Rishikesh.
Long drive to Rishikesh followed by a celebratory meal in the evening.

Day 11: Ganges rafting and then return to Delhi.
After an optional rafting trip on the Ganges and some shopping we take the train to Delhi.

Day 12: Delhi to Dublin.
Depart Delhi in the early morning and arrive back in Dublin in the early afternoon. 

EXPEDITION COSTS
€399 deposit at the time of booking & €2,500 balance payment at least two months prior to departure – Total €2,899.  Read our best price guarantee.

*If you would like to book this expedition excluding international flights, please contact us for a land only price.

Costs include international flights to Delhi, an expedition leader & doctor travelling with the group from Dublin, all transport in India, all meals on the trek, all accommodation based on twin sharing in hotels & camping, local support team & an Earth’s Edge softshell jacket.

*Prices were set on Jan 10th, 2016.

 

How To Book

Expedition Dates:

If you would like to sign up to this expedition but need some time before you can confirm your commitment, we can hold a space for you. We will hold your space for 48 hours after which time you will need to complete the booking form & pay your deposit.

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